Children, Youth and Families

Sunday School leaders: Hayley Henderson and Micia Kanstrup

Hayley and Micia are longtime volunteers and members of the First Met congregation. We are pleased to have them provide Sunday School leadership and coordination.

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Vision Statement

Mission: to teach and nourish God’s transformative love in an inclusive spiritual community.

Goals:

1/ to share stories of Jesus and the Bible to enable children/youth to develop a spiritual framework for life

2/ to involve and encourage all in worship, outreach, and community engagement

3/ to give and teach tools to our children and youth, core beliefs, and practices of the United Church 

November 17 - Today's bell ringer is Christie! In Sunday School we'll learn that God wants us to know peace in our world and to have happy and meaningful lives. All of that while rehearsing lines, painting props and fine-tuning costumes!

Scripture Today: Isaiah 65: 17-25

"The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox." NIV

Family talk: How can we use Isaiah's words and be like lanterns, lighting the way for ourselves and others?

Sunday School Newsletter Nov. 13

We offer a wide range of youth-focused worship events, Sunday School classes, youth groups and programs for children and parents, youth and young adults, including leadership development opportunities.

Children and youth are involved in our services every Sunday but play a special role on some special Sundays during the year.

  • Rally Sunday: Sunday School starts the second Sunday of September
  • Children's Sunday: closest Sunday to November 20, the UN Children's Day
  • White Gift Sunday: the first or second Sunday in December
  • Christmas Eve Family Service: December 24 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Lenten Project Dedication Sunday: one week after Easter
  • Great Parade: the first Sunday in June
Children and youth are also involved in special Sundays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Palm Sunday, Easter, Christian Family Sunday (Mother's Day).
See what's going on with CYYAF Activities.